AHRMA: Team Obsolete Running Fleet Of Machines In Vintage Cup (Updated)

AHRMA: Team Obsolete Running Fleet Of Machines In Vintage Cup (Updated)

© 2024, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By Team Obsolete:

Team Obsolete’s 350 Grand Prix 2024 Extravaganza

Brooklyn, New York – For 2024 AHRMA has announced that the AHRMA Vintage Cup [Sponsored by Hagerty Insurance, Roadracingworld.com, and NYC Norton] will feature the 350 Grand Prix class.  Team Obsolete will fabulously support the AHRMA Vintage Cup with eight (8) different iconic 350 Grand Prix bikes from our stable, each at a different circuit!  They will be ridden by multi-time 350 Grand Prix champion Dave Roper.  This is a worldwide first. 

These bikes range in age from 1951 to 1967, naturally with varied performance.  Our objective is to showcase important 350 Grand Prix historically evolving technology over a two (2) decade period.

Our tentative schedule:

2/16-18     Roebling Road, GA        1951-AJS/7R, ex works, ex Bob McIntyre

3/15-17     Kershaw, SC                   1960 Surtees AJS 7R Special, ex Peter Williams

5/24-26     Nelson Ledges, OH       1961 ex Bob Mac 7R Special, ex Joe Potts

6/21-23    Millville, NJ              1967 Benelli 350/4, ex works, ex Renzo Pasolini

7/18-21     Monterey, СА            1961 AJS  7R “LW1,” Dick Mann Special

8/2-4         South Beloit, IL                 Roper’s Aermacchi 350, ex Cal Rayborn

9/6-8         Wampum, PA                1954 AJS 7R3 “Triple Knocker”, ex works, ex Rod Coleman (TT winner)

10/10-13   Birmingham, AL             1967 MV Agusta 350/3, ex Agostini, ex works and 1963 Kirby AJS 7R Special, ex Bill Ivy, ex Paddy Driver


Five of these bikes were extensively tested at Thompson Speedway on May 9, 2017, with excellent videography coverage.  Riders were Dave Roper and Journalist Aaron Frank. 

Click on the link to see an exciting action preview video


Several of these bikes were featured in Motorcyclist Magazine before its demise. 

Team Obsolete hopes that this spectacular 2024 multi-bike program will generate renewed interest in race bikes from the Classic era.

Team Obsolete thanks our sponsors Vanson Leathers, Red Line Synthetic Oil, Heidenau Tires and Buchanan Spoke and Rim, Inc. 

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